The Poetics of Grief

6 weeks. Thursdays between March 31, 2022 and May 5, 2022. 7-8:30pm. “After great pain, a formal feeling comes.” Emily Dickinson, writing that line in 1862, understood the transformational power of grief. The great pain of mourning can also be a source for our greatest insights, compelling us toward catharsis as a way to survive the…

Poetry in Translation

4 weeks. Tuesdays between November 30, 2021 and December 21, 2021. 7-8:30PM Click here to sign up! Translation is always, ultimately, a kind of failure. To shift the language of poetry from its origin means you must lose some of the texture of that original. And yet, as the poet James Merrill once wrote, “But…

The Poet’s Journal

8 weeks. Wednesdays between August 11, 2021 and September 29, 2021. 7-9PM. Click here to sign up! If a poem is the expression of an individual mind experiencing a particular moment, reading poetry can feel incredibly intimate—like being let in on a secret world. In this course, we’ll uncover the secret worlds each of us contain. We’ll…

Shelter in Place, a Poetry Workshop

10 weeks. Tuesdays, between March 2, 2021 and May 4, 2021. Click here to sign up! In this 10-week workshop we will be reading, writing, and engaging with the craft of poetry with the goal of re-encountering an expansive world through the window of our quarantines. We will read over 40 poets, complete 10 generative poetry…


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About Me

Hi, I’m Robert. I’m a poet, translator, editor, graphic designer, and teacher. I teach the poetry courses that I want to take, working alongside my students to expand our sense of what poetry can accomplish. For more information on my workshops, or to sign up for a one-on-one consultation, feel free to reach out at info [at] robertmwhitehead [dot] com, or subscribe below for upcoming workshop alerts.

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